MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) Romney did say that while he might be willing to release his tax returns, he wouldn’t do so until tax filing time in April. And the multimillionaire former businessman didn’t get much gratitude from his rivals for his halting change of heart.
“If there’s nothing there, why is he waiting `til April?” Gingrich told reporters.
Romney at first sidestepped calls from his rivals to release his records, then acknowledging later that he’d follow the lead of previous presidential candidates.
“I have nothing in them that suggests there’s any problem and I’m happy to do so,” he said. “I sort of feel like we’re showing a lot of exposure at this point,” he added.
Romney, the clear front-runner for the GOP nomination after back-to-back wins in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, was under fire from Gingrich and fellow GOP rivals Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum in Monday night’s debate as they sought to knock him off stride.
The five will meet again in debate in Charleston Thursday night, the last time they will share a stage before Saturday’s South Carolina primary.
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